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Report: Few CIOs Give Cloud Solutions Appropriate Consideration

Cloud solutions have matured enough to be a viable option for many IT projects, but few CIOs are giving them the consideration they may deserve, according to a new survey from Gartner.

StorTrends Intros All-Flash Storage Arrays

Atlanta-based StorTrends has released two new storage devices that feature all-flash storage area network (SAN) arrays.

MIT Hackathon Tackles Technologies To Benefit the Disabled

An assistive technologies hackathon at MIT late last month came up with innovations for assisting people with everything from cerebral palsy and paraplegia to hearing and visual impairments.

MIT Formally Kicks Off Cybersecurity Work

MIT has shared additional details on how it plans to spend a $15 million cybersecurity grant. The multidisciplinary effort will address cybersecurity from three directions: technology, public policy and organizational management.



Improving STEM Ed through Sleep

A new multidisciplinary project from the University of Arizona will encourage elementary students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math by involving them in research involving their own sleep patterns.

NASA Invites College Students To Help People Get to Mars

Even as NASA is culling through volunteers willing to sign on to head to Mars, a trip that could be one-way, it is also hoping to woo college students to help it design critical systems for that same journey and other space travel.

Brown, Johns Hopkins U Partner on 'Visual Turing Test'

A team of researchers from Brown University and Johns Hopkins University have come up with a system, dubbed a "visual Turing test," to evaluate how well computers can wring meaning from images.

Preschoolers Practice Programming with Help from MIT

Is it possible to teach programming concepts to a four-year-old? A research project at MIT is examining just that question.

Stanford Researchers Launch Heart Health iPhone App

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have released a free iPhone app, MyHeart Counts, which is designed to help people learn about the health of their own hearts while contributing to a study of human heart health.

U Michigan's Sirius Sees Things Siri Is Blind to

Virtual intelligent personal assistants — think Siri, Cortana or Now — are about to go open source. A team of researchers at the University of Michigan has developed an open standalone speech- and vision-based IPA service similar to what Apple, Microsoft and Google have introduced into their products.